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The Recognition

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The Archbishop, together with Garter Principal King of Arms, moved with His Majesty to face the High Altar to perform the Act of Recognition. The Archbishop proclaimed: “I here present unto you King Charles, your undoubted King: Wherefore all you who are come this day to do your homage and service, are you willing to do the same?”

To which the congregation cried: “God Save King Charles!”

The King then moved to face the South, West, and North, where Lady Elish Angiolini LT DBE PC KC, Christopher Finney GC (Chair of the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association), and The Right Honourable the Baroness Amos LG CH each repeated the same words of the Act of Recognition respectively, and to each the congregation responded heartily: “God Save King Charles!” After each acclamation the Fanfare Trumpeters of the Royal Air Force sounded a fanfare.

His Majesty during the Recognition at the start of the service
Richard Pohle/PA